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Meanwhile In Pakistan

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Meanwhile In Pakistan. Horrible floods are washing away homes, crops, livestock and people.
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Hits: 27143 | Favorites: 4 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 3.0 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 08/13/2010
 
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boNeymiZz
Male, 18-29, Canada
 236 Posts
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:28:25 AM
they'll be in Toronto by the end of the month

Route49
Male, 50-59, Europe
 12 Posts
Monday, August 16, 2010 2:11:08 PM
Were supposed to give them money while they burn effigy's of us. I`ve had enough of this poo

JeffBeau
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 180 Posts
Monday, August 16, 2010 1:08:59 PM
Dude, I'm calling bull-poo on that one. I didn`t see any people or livestock being washed away.

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, August 16, 2010 7:59:36 AM
Got Water ?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Sunday, August 15, 2010 4:49:43 PM
To address some comments:

People have been building in areas prone to flooding for at least all of recorded history, probably before then too. It's extremely fertile farming land, so settlements tend to start there. Ancient Egypt, for example, was able to supply most of the staple food for most of the Roman empire from lands which flooded at least a couple of times every year.

For a modern example, how about London? It`s built on a swamp that`s part of the flood plain for a river that that routinely caused massive flooding. It`s much bigger now, but that`s where the older parts of London are. Flooding was a huge problem before modern technology and is still a threat now despite the hundreds of flood defences. Should we try to move London?

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